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One of the biggest questions in the world of technology is the extent to which mobile applications are going to replace traditional methods of doing business. This question is particularly striking for the mortgage industry. Are mobile apps, for example, ever going to replace the LOS?

Submitted by on Mon, 2016/09/26 - 11:39am

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage

Submitted by on Thu, 2016/09/22 - 3:25pm

On the Sept. 12 episode of my Lykken on Lending podcast, we had the opportunity to interview Keith Polaski of Radius Financial Group. During our conversation, we talked about how Radius uses various metrics to track the effectiveness and efficiency of their employees. According to Keith, it's part of their organization philosophy to be an intelligent company. What does it mean to be an intelligent company?

Submitted by on Thu, 2016/09/22 - 1:15pm

I've never met a leader who didn’t want to achieve some level of greatness. We all want to lead our organizations to a place that sets us apart as different from all the other organizations in the marketplace. We want people to see us as, not just another company to choose from, but an organization that operates on a higher plane. In an industry full of typical fairs and carnivals, we all want to be the Disney World.

Submitted by on Wed, 2016/09/21 - 10:05am

The mortgage industry can be complicated. It's not rocket science, but it's not as simple as riding a bike either. With the unending array of regulations, the complexity of financial calculations, and the dynamics of human relationships, it can be a tricky business. I will say, though, that our industry does a great job at providing resources that simplify the industry for loan originators. If it's simple, it's because we as an industry have fought hard to make it such.

Submitted by on Mon, 2016/09/19 - 12:05pm

On a special Labor Day edition (Sept. 5, 2016) of my Lykken on Lending podcast, I had the opportunity to discuss a new technology called "The Perfect LO" with its creator, Derek Malila. I've known Derek for a long time, and I've always been impressed by how he works. When I heard about his new technology that helps loan originators achieve excellence by taking the guess-work out of the process, it got me thinking about the idea of "perfection."

Submitted by on Fri, 2016/09/16 - 11:19am

More and more as Millennials enter the workplace, we're seeing the idea of a professional business environment go by the wayside. We hear all of the time about businesses, especially startups in the technology industry, allowing their employees to do things like wear jeans to work, offer flexible hours, or have meditation rooms in the office. To many of us who have been working for a long time, things like this may seem silly. But this new generation might be on to something.

Submitted by on Thu, 2016/09/15 - 5:09pm

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage. 

Submitted by on Thu, 2016/09/15 - 3:45pm

It seems it all comes down to money, sooner or later. Anthropologists have long known that we are a predatory species. Our laws and rules are meant not as guides to decent behavior but to keep our primal instincts in check. And where money is involved, the rapacious and ravening impulse to plunder, pillage, covet and steal is fully aroused.

Submitted by on Wed, 2016/09/14 - 3:57pm

We've all had the experience. Something goes terribly wrong in the organization, and everyone is pointing the finger at everyone else. Maybe the ball was dropped and a client didn't get the appropriate level of service. Maybe a commitment was made that your team can't follow through on. Maybe you spent money on something you didn't intend to purchase. It could be any number of things. But, whatever it was, it happened—and no one will take responsibility for it!

Submitted by on Wed, 2016/09/14 - 1:47pm

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